{April 30, 2012}   We’ve all been there

It’s late. You’re working on the last few pages of a paper you put off working on until this evening. You’re tired and frustrated, but worst of all, you have the muchies. Every treat in your dorm seems to be calling to you.

Avoiding late-night snacking is one of the hardest parts of any diet. For years, many of us have been told that late-night snacking is the worst possible thing anyone can do when trying to lose weight. But you might be surprised to learn that this diet law is being questioned. New studies show that snacking at night doesn’t cause a difference in weight gain other than affecting total caloric intake. So for example, eating a healthy snack at night isn’t bad; the problem comes in if you’re snacking on donuts like a champ at 1:30 in the morning. Calories start adding up where you least expect them.

So long story short, if you’re hungry late at night, reach for something that won’t ruin your healthy day.  Plus, there are tons of options to go for when you’re fighting evening hunger pangs. All is not lost when the sun goes down, people. Just like everything else, make healthy choices and the rest works itself out. Happy eating!


{March 26, 2012}   Carrots!

I’ve always loved vegetables. Not only are they good for you, but most actually taste good (at least I think they do). My roommate and I always keep a bag of baby carrots in the fridge, which I can devour in a day. Carrots are not only rich in nutrients, but they’re also very low in calories, making them a great filling snack for any time of day. Plus, you can enjoy them with a low-calorie dip to mask the vegetable taste a bit. And if you’re not the type to munch on plain vegetables all the time, you can try some tasty recipes to turn your carrots into something delicious and nutricious. Who knows? You might just become as addicted to veggies as I am. Happy snacking! 🙂

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